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Opera Review (NYC): A ‘La Susanna’ for the #MeToo Era at BAM

La Susana Heartbeat Opera Opera Lafayette Russ Rowland BAM

Heartbeat Opera and Opera Lafayette have devised a superb staged production of the baroque oratorio 'La Susana,' retelling a biblical story of sexual harassment with love, humor, seductive grace, and wonderful music.

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Theater/Opera Review (NYC): Ivo van Hove’s Staging of ‘Diary of One Who Disappeared’ by Leoš Janáček

Diary of One Who Disappeared Janacek Ivo van Hove

As operatic theater this staging of Janacek's song cycle by Ivo van Hove falls short. As an opportunity to hear great music performed with dedication and finesse by fine singers, I'll take it.

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Concert-Theater Review (NYC): ‘8980: Book of Travelers’ Composed and Performed by Gabriel Kahane

gabriel kahane 8980 book of travelers bam next wave festival

The singer-songwriter's deep trove of compositional talent and exquisite voice make his art songs ring with the excitement of the new even as they recall the glory days of lieder.

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Exclusive Interview and Video Premiere: Robert Paterson, Composer of Risqué ‘Three Way’ Opera with June NYC Premiere

A dominatrix, an android companion – an opera? 'Three Way' zeroes in on the now and the near future of power and sexuality. Ahead of its NYC premiere, we talk with the composer, and debut a video excerpt.

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Theater Review (NYC): ‘A Man of Good Hope’

In one of the show's most emblematic moments, Asad's friends recoil when he sticks to his principles and accepts a cup of tea from a woman of what they see as an inferior clan. This operatic true tale from South Africa of a Somali refugee's harrowing journey of survival resonates ringingly in today's Europe and America.

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